New PhD students bring diverse talents to Emory

Undergraduates aren't the only new students arriving on campus for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. This fall, Emory welcomes hundreds of new students seeking the university's highest degree, the PhD, pursuing original research on subjects ranging from chemistry to climate change.

“This year, we are pleased to welcome more than 400 new students to the Laney Graduate School, with more than 80 percent pursing the PhD," says Lisa Tedesco, dean of Laney Graduate School. "They represent 36 countries and a range of diverse experiences, histories and interests that will shape the research and scholarship they pursue at Emory." 

Some are drawn by the strength of Emory's internationally known programs and institutes, while others are excited to help pave the way in new degree concentrations.

Two new students mentioned are enrolled in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences:

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